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Superior Court judge upholds Glendale's vote on lease agreement with potential Coyotes owner

Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan, center, celebrates his goal with right wing Radim Vrbata, left, of the Czech Republic, and center Martin Hanzal, of the Czech Republic, as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, second from left, and goalie Jonathan Quick sit in front of the goal during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 28, 2012 - 1:13 PM

PHOENIX - A judge has upheld the Glendale City Council's vote on a lease agreement with a prospective owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Dean Fink rejected a claim by conservative watchdog group Goldwater Institute that the city should have had open bidding on arena operations for Jobing.com Arena rather than accept an offer from former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison.

Fink previously ruled on June 19 that an emergency clause in the ordinance was not in effect, allowing for a possible referendum on the deal. Plaintiffs in the case have been gathering votes in hopes of putting the deal on the ballot.

The Glendale City Council voted 4-2 in favour of a 20-year, nearly $325 million lease agreement with Jamison on June 8.

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